Joe Biden has narrowed his VP pick to five women. Two of them could condemn Biden’s chances to be president because they are white. Their BLM pals will not accept anything but a Black woman on the ticket. That puts Elizabeth Warren and Gretchen Whitmer at a distinct disadvantage.
The five who are left are Warren, Whitmer, Karen Bass, Susan Rice and Kamala Harris. They all advantages and disadvantages and none of them appear to be a clear choice. Plus some of the advantages are outweighed by the disadvantages.
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice:
The left will try to paint her as a moderate. One of the advantages in picking Rice is that if you need to throw out a lie on the Sunday programs, she certainly has the experience. But, she comes with a major disadvantage. She and her husband has invested in many fossil fuel companies including the one that owns the Keystone Pipeline. The cancel culture would have a field day with her.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA):
Her biggest advantage is her fundraising. Because she refused to prosecute any donor to either herself or Willie Brown were never prosecuted for such crimes as pedophilia as she did for the Catholic Church and several businessmen including one who had the second biggest Ponzi scheme in US history, behind only Bernie Madoff. Those two groups contribute heavily to Harris.
Despite her incredible fundraising, she did poorly in the primaries before she quit. A vice presidential candidate must be bringing additional voters to the table. I don’t think she fills the bill but she is a woman of color, and that will mollify some in the party.
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA):
Her advantage is that she’s Black. But her past praise for Castro could be the deciding factor in not choosing her. Her connection to the campaign could cost Biden Florida. I don’t think she fits the bill. Her radical past would come back to haunt her.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI):
She’s white and that will hurt her but even worse is that she is not loved by Michigan voters over her mishandling of the virus overreach. Michigan is must have for Biden. Picking her would be a major gamble.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA):
She’s white, not an Indian and despite what she wants you to believe , she claims to be a champion of the people but she has made a fortune bu representing big corporations against the little guys.
I think it will be Rice or Harris.